Polymictic lake

Polymictic lakes are holomictic lakes that are too shallow to develop thermal stratification; thus, their waters can mix from top to bottom throughout the ice-free period. Polymictic lakes can be divided into cold polymictic lakes (i.e., those that are ice-covered in winter), and warm polymictic lakes (i.e., polymictic lakes in regions where ice-cover does not develop in winter).[1] While such lakes are well-mixed on average, during low-wind periods, weak and ephemeral stratification can often develop.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Lewis, William M., Jr. (1983). "A revised classification of lakes based on mixing" (PDF). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 40 (10): 1779–1787. doi:10.1139/f83-207. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06.
  2. ^ Woolway, R. Iestyn; Meinson, Pille; Nõges, Peeter; Jones, Ian D.; Laas, Alo (2017-02-02). "Atmospheric stilling leads to prolonged thermal stratification in a large shallow polymictic lake". Climatic Change. 141 (4): 759–773. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-1909-0. ISSN 0165-0009.
  3. ^ Xing, Zikun; Fong, Derek A.; Yat-Man Lo, Edmond; Monismith, Stephen G. (January 2014). "Thermal structure and variability of a shallow tropical reservoir". Limnology and Oceanography. 59 (1): 115–128. Bibcode:2014LimOc..59..115X. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.1.0115. ISSN 0024-3590.

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